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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.23/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Everyday Goose Island smells the wonderful coffee roasting next to our brewery at Chicagos Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea. This world class roaster puts the same passion and skill into their coffee as Goose Island does with its beer. This excellent stout is made with a different coffee from our friends next door each year. With the change in coffee comes a change in the flavor profile, making each release truly unique from the previous years.

- First bottle release seen in Spring 2010 as "Bourbon County Coffee Stout".
- Also available previous years at the brewpub as "Black Cat Bourbon County Stout"

2010 Bottling: Intelligentsia Black Cat
2010 Draft: Intelligentsia Bosque Lya
2011 Draft: Intelligentsia Honey Badger
2011 Draft: Intelligentsia Edelweiss
2011 Bottling: Intelligentsia Anjilanaka
2012 Bottling: Intelligentsia La Tortuga
2013 Draft: Intelligentsia El Diablo
2013 Draft: Kangocho Kenyan Coffee
2013 Draft: Fazenda Brazilian Coffee
2013 Bottling: Intelligentsia Los Inmortales
2014 Release - Intelligentsia Zirikana from Rwanda
2015 Release - Intelligentsia Los Delirios from Nicaragua

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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
strawberry (14) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 31, 2012
2011 bottle, pours a thin brown/black with no noticeable head or carbonation. Smells strongly of coffee with roasted bitter notes over an intense caramel and vanilla sweetness. Tastes sweet up front and pretty hot. The coffee is there along with prominent bourbon. Body is a little thin to be holding these flavors and carbonation would have helped the mouthfeel. Overall a very solid, assertive beer, almost like a liquor. Definitely cannot finish the bottle alone.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jayklew (29) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 30, 2012
Aroma: alcohol, only slight coffee App: pitch black, no head, no lacing, some legs from alcohol Taste: bitterness, semi-sweet chocolate Palate: oily silky Overall: ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DasBierChef (1083) - Hudson, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 28, 2012
Bottle thanks to Oreo. Nice pour, looks similar to the regular. Tons of coffee on the nose. Flavor follows with a boatload of coffee, and some decent bourbon. I prefer the regular BCS. This was tasty, however the huge coffee made this one dimensional.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ethereal (2421) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Bottle at Dean Swift, Tower Bridge, 19th April 2011. Pure black with a line of dark tan head. Nose of fine coffee and high-end cheese. Molasses come through strongly on the tongue.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Reynolds314 (3375) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 25, 2012
HUGE beer. Everything about this is to the extreme. Nose of vanilla, coffee, bourbon, dark fruit and chocolate. Taste is much of the same with medium sweetness and intense coffee flavor. Really great beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernesto987 (5739) - Arizona, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle thanks to Kenny. Awe wow this is awesome. Coffee and bourbon pretty well balanced and the base beer is rediculous potent enough to handle them

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
boisebeer (57) - boise, Idaho, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Had it last night at a tasting in Boise Idaho All imperial stouts about 100 bottles. Insane. Appearance: Black as night, no light light. Totally blacked out. Pours a thin tan ring of head around the glass. A vigorous swirl creates a pattern of milk chocolate chocolate head that covers maybe 1/3 of the top of the beer and which quickly disappears after you stop swirling. This is stout is heavy and imposing in and is wonderful to just look at. Smell. I didnt get the coffee at all. None Taste I got the coffee on the nose. Not a smooth coffee though. More coffee grounds. I actually wanted to chew at one point. It was good just not there best. Serving type: bottle

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McGrupp612 (140) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 18, 2012
Bottle thanks to Oreo. Nice pour, looks similar to the regular. Tons of coffee on the nose. Flavor follows with a boatload of coffee, and some decent bourbon. I prefer the regular BCS. This was tasty, however the huge coffee made this one dimensional.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bomber shared with sherm1016...thanks! Pours black with thin tan head. The core bourbon taste is here with a very sweet initial taste...not as much coffee taste as I had expected but still an excellent strong brew. Tasty

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sherm1016 (1273) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 17, 2012
22oz bottle, received in trade from jefeld, split with dwm1034. Pours a jet black color with a thin tan head. Aroma is bourbon, coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Heavy on the palate with soft carbonation. Flavor is bittersweet, bourbon, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, oak, a little smokey, roasted malt, with a light, bitter coffee finish. Excellent.


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